October 2015
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September 28, 2015

Category: Open MeetingGLRR Club Meeting

September 29, 2015 September 30, 2015 October 1, 2015

Category: GeneralSummer/Fall Track

October 2, 2015 October 3, 2015

Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

October 4, 2015
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Category: GeneralSummer/Fall Track

October 9, 2015 October 10, 2015

Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

October 11, 2015
October 12, 2015 October 13, 2015 October 14, 2015 October 15, 2015 October 16, 2015 October 17, 2015

Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

October 18, 2015

Category: RaceAshworth Awards Baystate Marathon and Half-Marathon

October 19, 2015

Category: Board/Planning MeetingGLRR Board Meeting

October 20, 2015 October 21, 2015 October 22, 2015 October 23, 2015 October 24, 2015

Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

October 25, 2015
October 26, 2015

Category: Open MeetingGLRR Club Meeting

October 27, 2015 October 28, 2015 October 29, 2015 October 30, 2015 October 31, 2015

Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

November 1, 2015

Congrats to GLRR Race Team Bonus Winners

The end of the USATF-NE Grand Prix season brings us to the race team bonus awards.
First (and most important) were the folks who scored for GLRR in the GP races. Topping the list were three runners who scored for the team in every race!: Candice Gagnon (leader of the ladies open team), EJ Hrynowski (leader of the men’s senior team) and Ken Goodin (leader of the man’s veterans team). They each will receive a bonus of $100. In addition there were three runners who scored in 5 of the 7 GP events: Jason Bui (men’s open), Douglas Cook (men’s seniors) and Nancy Dorn (ladies seniors). They each get $50.
On the individual side – we are awarding bonuses for high placement in their respective divisions (top 10 for open runners, masters top 3, seniors top 2 and veterans first place). The list is dominated by the men’s Championship Veterans team, but a couple of ladies did well also.
Kara Haas took first in her age division (40-44) in the 5K to earn a $75 bonus. Trish Bourne notched first place finishes in 45-49 at the 10 Miler and the half marathon to be the big winner at $100. John Barbour got healthy by the end of the season to notch wins in 60-69 at the 5K, the 10K and 20K – good for $75. Bill Dixon took first in 65-69 at the 10 Miler and the 5K to pick up $50. And the series 60-64 champ Ken Goodin won the Marathon and 5 Mile to pick up $50.

GBTC Cross Country Festival – Elm Bank Park, Wellesley 9/13/2015

GLRR with the winning pie. Photo courtesy of Tom Derderian.

By John Barbour

Sunday, September 13 was stop number two of the USATF-NE cross country grand prix, again hosted by the Greater Boston Track Club on the lush grounds of Elm Bank Park in tony Wellesley. The host club, unsurprisingly, had by far the largest turnout but GLRR looked to be a solid second among the many clubs represented.

First up after the youth and community races was the combined women’s Open and Masters’ 5K. Kara Haas turned in a masterful performance in more ways than one, blitzing to a clear third-place in 18:52 and nearly three minutes ahead of the next 40-plus runner, Western Mass’s Dana Parrot. The course, while largely flat and over wooded trails, features one decent hill and stretches of thick grass while the trails include sections of annoying roots and one very prominent fallen log. Damp conditions seemed to slow the course slightly.

Behind Kara, Mary Casey and Liane Pancoast completed the third-place Masters team (one more 50+ would have made a Senior team, but hey). Mary ran a solid 24:57 while Liane announced her comeback, in just her fifth run after major surgery two months ago. Starting conservatively, Liane passed a bunch in the final mile to finish just ahead of Mary in 24:43, smiling as always.

Next came the men’s Masters race – depth and numbers made the difference, as GLRR Masters took second to CMS, with Seniors winning the prize pie over the HFC Striders. Kevin (“Booch”) Carnabucci’s 10th-place (18:16) started a long green line that included Chris Hancock (12th, 18:26), Mike Girouard (14th, 18:28), E.J. Hrynowski (15th, 18:30), John Barbour (16th, 18:33) and Mike Haas (18th, 18:56). The charge continued with Jim Garcia (22nd, 19:03), Bobby Kearns (26th, 19:33), Keith O’Brien (27th, 19:43), Peter LaGoy (30th, 20:04), Jim Burke (37th, 20:56), Adam Sherer (38th, 21:14 — his first race in a year), a comebacking Mark Blaisdell (42nd, 22:03), race team impresario Glenn Stewart (44th, 22:21) and stalwart club coach Jim Stronach (47th, 27:18). Amid some post-race confusion Mike Girouard ended up taking home the lemon pie, and even he didn’t know how that happened.  Full results can be found here.

GLRR was not represented in the men’s open race, although former (ahem) club stars Ruben Sanca and Nate Jenkins went 1-4 in 15:30 and 15:30. Quite a day; next on the series: The Wayland XC Festival on October 11, ably hosted by HFC. It’s just too much fun to miss, so we’ll see you there!

GLRR Youth Run for the Hills


Makayla topping off the win with a kick to the finish.


Cameron was the fastest GLRR finisher.

By Joe Ferris
Over 30 members of the GLRR youth cross country team ran the Harvard Run for the Hills 5K Sunday. The team had a great day with outstanding performances by many runners as GLRR had five trophy winning performances.
Cameron Kirn led the team, winning his AG with a time of 21:28. That was the fastest time run by a team member in the race.
Makayla Paige was the first female finisher in the race.  Makayla, following up on her Junior Olympic appearance at Nationals, has been impressive in several 5K’s since then, not only winning her AG, but being the first female finisher as well.
McKenzie Clark won her AG, followed by captain Caitlin Tully, and Riley Clark, who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The team’s next competition will be at the Wayland Cross Country Festival on Sunday, October 11th.
Full results can be found on coolrunning.

Bobby Doyle 5 Miler

Glenn found the camera

The next stop on the USATF-NE Grand Prix circuit was on Sunday at the Bobby Doyle 5 Miler down in Narragansett, RI.

We were a bit thin and it showed. Ladies Masters (Trish Bourne, Bethany Knoettner & Nancy Dorn) were 3rd. Men’s Vets Ken Goodin, Chip Mann & Glenn Stewart) were 1st.
Other teams: Men’s Open 11th, Ladies Open 8th, Men’s Masters 6th, Men’s Seniors 5th

Congrats to Ken for another win and Trish for a 3rd in their age groups.